Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster
- Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:37:05 +0100
- From: mick crane <mick.crane@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster
On 2019-04-04 20:57, Greg Wooledge wrote:
On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 03:46:52PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
The solution seems simple enough, fix wayland. This is after all a
multiuser and multitasking OS, why go out of the way, way out of the
to make it work like win-3.0?
The notion of running a client as user X to talk to a display server
running as user Y seems to directly contradict the Wayland security
model. As far as I can understand it, given the rather vague Wayland
documentation I've seen so far.
I think the "correct" fix for synaptic would be to redesign it to run
graphical interface as you, communicating with an auxiliary process
runs as root which can install and remove packages. That second
could be a child of synaptic, or an independent daemon of some kind.
Authentication methods to be determined by whomever does the work.
I would not describe this solution as "simple". Maybe you had a
solution in mind.
Making you be root to download stuff off the internet never seemed like
a good idea.
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